- Is this a system you would like to continue using with your class?
I did not think that Class Dojo would be good to use in my classroom because I have 147 students and so many to keep track of. However, I am doing Executive functioning skills the old school way, with a pen and roster. However, it would be great to use on a quick basis when students don't turn their homework in on time, when they are off task, when they don't write in their planner, etc. I would hate to use it just for negative effect, however, it would make my life so much easier.
- What were your likes/dislikes?
Dislike- one more thing to keep track of. I guess I could just bookmark the page and stay logged in.
- What would you do differently in the future?
Start it right at the beginning of the year and track data to see how well I was using it. I think it would also be nice to allow the students to design their own class dojo so that they are a little more invested in it.
- How did your students react to this type of system?
It was already an expectation with executive functioning points, so the class Dojo didn't really change their opinion of it. However, I think if I would have started it at the beginning of the year and worked with them to always refer to the dojo it may have had a better reaction. 6th graders, in a middle school, may be a little too old to do something like Class Dojo.
I would love to do this in a younger age group!